Although Robert has said that he wants to uphaul and at 225 one can uphaul a 130 liter board, the issue seems to be the lighter winds. Roger seems to know the area well and knows newbies better than anyone !! For me 15 mph winds means long board. How well this does in the ocean obviously depends where. I have sailed my AHD 160/79 in Maine and was wishing I had brought the long board !!! Winds were about 15 mph and thus was schlogging even with an 8.5.
I now use a Fanatic Ultra CAT with a free-race MS-2 8-oh and love the combo. It can go quite fast and plane.
For a RIO L , the only thing I worry about is the width. How does it schlogg in 15 mph winds ??
In other words, I would anticipate requiring a 9.5 for decent sailing in these winds on a board of 85 cm, non ??
joe windsurfer @ 100 kg
2006 AHD type-F FF 160/79cm, 2012 JP SLW92, 2000 Fanatic BEE 124 LTD + Mistral Equipe I LCS
HSM Fire 6.3, Gaastra Flow 3x 7.0, TR-6 8.4, TR4 10.0
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Last edited by joe_windsurfer; 7th May 2012 at 01:26 AM.